June 23

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 4:1-5:12; Isaiah 1:1-31; Luke 21:5-38

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27

I run a programme at a local college. Before each class I write the names of those who attend in a book. At the end of term I cook a meal for all my students. Occasionally someone will come to the door and state that they were in my class. I simply open the book and check if their name is on the page. If it is not, there is no entrance. A far greater entrance looms for all of us. God’s book lists those who will enter heaven. Is your name written in the Book of Life? —J. Fleming

Book of life! When we departing, bid farewell to friends we love,
Give us, for the life then closing, life, life above. —T. MacKellar